NUKE WATCHDOG TO ASK "UNANSWERED QUESTIONS" AT SALEM
NRC INSPECTION MEETING
Representatives of the UNPLUG Salem Campaign will attend this Tuesday's NRC "exit meeting", to be held at 1:00 PM at PSEG's Salem Training Center, Chesnut Street, in Salem. At this meeting, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will review with PSEG the results of the NRC's recent inspection of the Salem Nuclear Plants. As in all of these types of NRC meetings, the public is only allowed to observe, not participate. At the conclusion of these meetings, PSEG exits as fast as possible and some NRC staffers remain for an "informal, off-the-record" session.
At the last exit meeting, UNPLUG Salem members gagged themselves to protest the lack of democracy and citizen input into this process. At this exit meeting, the UNPLUG Salem Campaign attendees will be holding small signs listing 8 major safety and health concerns not addressed by the NRC inspection, and will distribute flyers to all attendees listing these 8 concerns in detail.
The UNPLUG Salem Campaign urges PSEG and NRC to answer these concerns on the record at this exit meeting.
"Since 9-11," said Norm Cohen, Coordinator of the 108 organization-strong UNPLUG Salem Campaign, "because the three nuclear plants on Artificial Island are terror targets, PSEG and NRC have a moral obligation to answer the concerns
of the public, especially on issues of safety and public health."
The UNPLUG Salem Campaign is a network of 108 organizations, national, regional, local, environmental, religious, student, political and civic, who's aims are: (1) To shut down the aging and dangerous Salem Nuclear Plants; (2) To Stop the Salem Nuke Fish Slaughter, by requiring PSEG to obey the Clean Water Act and install cooling towers; (3) To act as a safety and public health watchdog; and (4) To promote alternative forms of energy.
CONTACT: NORM COHEN 609-601-8583/8537
TOP 8 ISSUES THE NRC SHOULD HAVE INSPECTED, BUT DIDN'T:
8: ALL THREE NUKE PLANTS CONTINUE TO AGE AND EMBRITTLE. PSEG AND NRC JUST ROLL THE DICE. THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN SAYS: "TOO MANY RISKS - SHUT 'EM DOWN".
7: SALEM 1 AND 2 STILL HAVE FIRE BARRIERS THAT DON'T STOP FIRE, FIRE BARRIER SEALS THAT CATCH FIRE,
AND CABLE SEPARATION PROBLEMS. NRC AND PSEG DON'T CARE, BUT THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN DOES.
6: SALEM COUNTY HAS HIGH RATES OF CANCER AND IMMUNE SYSTEM RELATED DISEASES. NRC AND PSEG DON'T CARE; UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN DOES.
5: WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE HUMAN ERROR PROBLEMS AT ALL 3 NUKES? WHAT HAPPENED WITH PSEG'S SO -CALLED HUMAN PERFORMANCE TEAM? NRC AND PSEG JUST "PENCIL WHIPPED" THE PROBLEM. THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN WANTS REAL ANSWERS.
4: ARE SALEM 1 AND 2 DAVIS-BESSIES IN THE MAKING? WILL WE LOSE WILMINGTON? HAS ANYONE CHECKED THE REACTOR VESSEL HEAD? NRC AND PSEG ARE ROLLING THE DICE. THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN SAYS: "FIX THE PROBLEM NOW!"
3: WE KNOW PSEG AND NRC DON'T CARE, BUT SOMEONE SHOULD: SALEM 1 AND 2 CONTINUE TO SLAUGHTER BILLIONS OF FISH AND MARINE LIFE EVERY DAY. THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN SAYS: "COOLING TOWERS NOW!
PSEG CAN WELL AFFORD IT AND COOLING TOWERS MEAN MORE JOBS FOR SALEM COUNTY".
2: NRC AND PSEG DON'T CARE. WE SAY: REPLACE SALEM 2'S STEAM GENERATOR BEFORE IT RUPTURES. NRC AND PSEG WANT TO RISK A MULTIPLE TUBE RUPTURE, THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN DOESN'T. WE SAY: "PUT THE SAFETY OF CITIZENS FIRST BEFORE CORPORATE PROFITS."
1: ALL THREE NUKES ARE TERRORIST TARGETS THAT CAN'T WITHSTAND A 9-11 TYPE ATTACK. HOPE CREEK'S SPENT FUEL POOL IS EXTREMELY VULNERABLE. NRC AND PSEG REFUSE TO HARDEN SALEM 1 AND 2 AND REFUSE TO BUILD A CONTAINMENT AROUND HOPE CREEK'S SPENT FUEL POOL. THE UNPLUG SALEM CAMPAIGN SAYS: "EITHER CLOSE DOWN THESE NUKES OR MAKE THEM SAFE. PEOPLE COUNT MORE THAN PROFITS."